I can't believe people were worried that the Democrats might wuss out when they got into power.
Today read the WaPo
, just read the whole thing. The future just keeps looking brighter and brighter. In particular I like the first 100 hours piece.
If all goes according to plan, the House will get through its hundred-hour agenda in 15 days, or 360 hours, by standard definition. Today, the House will take up an ethics package. Tomorrow, new budget controls. On Tuesday, the House will enact most of the security recommendations of the bipartisan commission that examined the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. On Wednesday, the minimum wage goes up. On Thursday, it's federal funding for stem cell research, and on Friday, Democrats intend to give the government the authority to negotiate drug prices for Medicare. On Jan. 17, interest rates for student borrowers will be slashed, and on Jan. 18, tax breaks for Big Oil will go by the wayside, making room for alternative energy research.
Oh my freaking god. If this stuff doesn't get vetoed, we're looking at signs that our country is returning to us
. Maybe I'm too optimistic, maybe the Democratic special interests will eventually bring these guys down. But holy crap, this should be an interesting couple of weeks. Let's just hope they ignore the whiny bitch Republicans
who all of a sudden have decided to rewrite Pelosi's 2004 minority rights bill and claim it as their own.
Now, we just need to make sure after the 100 hours they investigate the president, force him to bring the troops home, then impeach him for torturing people.
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